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F1 cars more efficient then modern electric cars, mostly because of how the electricity is generated. Just another reason to love F1; green can be awesome.
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3 cool things I found this weekend:

1) npm couchbase - as a replacement for memcache/redis AND mysql? #couchbase #json 
2) iron-node: console.log.bind fails, but apply works, and reducing memory footprint.  #javascript #node
3) mysql_config_editor and mysql --login-path to make "mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure" go away. #mysql 
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npm install -g updtr && updtr - was a nice find yesterday, instead of fumbling around with npm outdated |awk |grep|awk|grep|sed | npm i blah@superversion.

quickly check which things can be upgraded and which break.

#node #nodejs #npm
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upgraded to nodejs 5.0, mostly to give npm v3 a trial... everything seems to just work. didnt compare the speed (but I dont care so much about that), but it looks like it saved me about 100mb for a developer...

284M    node_modules npm install with npm v3
372M    node_modules_v2  npm install with v2

nice work; should help with the windows path lengths too!

#nodejs   #npm  
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Today our business Spartan Spark was featured on Be Local Calgary homepage and we're up for a nomination. Vote for our local page. The link is below. Please share with your friends. You know how much I like winning!!!!!! xoxo
Spartan Spark provides small businesses and non-profits with back-office and marketing tools to increase their success.
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I have a new hero.
Lars Anderson is, perhaps, the greatest archer in the world.  He has integrated techniques from the ancient archery 'snap shooters,' including holding his arrows in his shooting hand and firing without aiming. He is faster than the fictional...
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+Dafne Canales Lees was recently discussing with me some projects where they had to scrap everything and start from scratch again on a version 2.000. I think this quote hits the nail on the head:

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system" - John Gall

#MinimalViableProduct - Start simple and let users tell you want the most important missing feature is. For most products/projects if you asked the user they just want what already existing to work reliably.
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As soon as someone hacks this thing so I can drive, i have found my new ride...
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Interesting article on the move towards static websites. Spartan Spark has been moving in this direction over the past two years, focusing on CMS systems that generate static output and leveraging AWS cloudfront and/or varnish esi to maximize user performance.

#aws   #websites   #cms  
Static websites are hardly new, going all the way back to the beginning of the web. So, why the sudden explosion in interest? What’s up? Why now?
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Neat little test and write up...
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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Good article on employee performance, and how much quality thrashing can be done without completing tickets +Dane Stuckel  will remember these days. ;)
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I am coining #PostNeoFlashSite as meaning a website that looks like what a 2008 Adobe Flash developer would have created, but using Web Eight Point 0h technologies exclusively.

I kept right clicking on the site waiting for the Flash context menu, but it was hidden by a  #PostNeoFlashSite . I knew this day was coming, but today I have seen it.

Horrifying.

Requirements:
* 23 JavaScript includes, half of which are 5 line directives (page load speed), and at least one was rendered from typescript
* static content hosted on static.wix.com (no expire headers)
* google search reveals that all previous links are now 404 or 500 errors. (PageRank buffalo jump, single page app)
* no navigation leading to revenue generating pages ($)
* no phone number shown prominently ($)
* complex navigation requiring an operators manual, with CSS transition effects Flash developers only dreamed of
* navigation makes site unusable on mobile (onMouseOverReally?). 
* and finally, even a horribly  configured WordPress site would be a step forward.
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